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We continue to choose FDQ for their high levels of expertise in food industry qualifications.

Martyn Baker

Telford College

FDQ’s general management suite offers food supply chain businesses a fantastic set of qualifications to support the skills and knowledge required to drive competitive advantage.

These qualifications focus on common management principles which can be applied across the food industry and beyond. This means they cover the theory and application of process management and the management of people in industry environments.

These qualifications are built on the same foundations as the well known brands of management and leadership qualifications. Topics can include communication, conflict management, objective setting, decision making and procurement management to name but a few. Those achieving a qualification can develop a range of skills and knowledge to enable them to advance their career and contribute more significantly to business and team success.

These NVQs are ideal for working managers at different levels who want to move up to the next management tier or who want their skills and experience recognised by achieving a qualification.

General management qualifications

Suite overview

Our general management qualifications are founded on tried and tested management principles which are applied universally across the food manufacturing industry and the food supply chain. 

The following National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are designed to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that enable managers at a variety of levels to confirm competence in their role.

They are built upon generic functions relating to work roles and food business systems/procedures which support the successful management of areas like human resources, discipline and grievance, appraisal and performance, communication, equality and diversity etc.

FDQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Team Leading

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Management

Qualification structure

FDQ Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management

Qualification structure

Competence based qualifications

These are particularly popular with employers as training and assessment can be carried out largely within the workplace. This means qualifications can be undertaken during the working day and require minimal time off the job.

The qualifications and associated training can be tailored to be relevant to an individual’s daily work and business procedures, to ensure maximum benefit is derived by both the learner and their business.

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